bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light red-gold with a large frothy head. Nice session beer, mild and not cloying or bitter. Aroma is light, generic maltiness, a hint of floral holiness. Flavor is light as well, bland when the beer is refrigerator cold, becoming sweeter the warmer it gets. Palate is good, very mild carbonation. Nothing very special but very drinkable.
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty but flawed. Has a sharp bite with a slight nutty flavor. The his are not very strong. Still itís good for a session drink.
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011/2/1112 ounce bottle.Khaki mind clear, light amber, dark, almost no laces. Slight skunk mild caramel maltiness, and some dry roasted cereal touch aroma. Tannic acid, bitter, and almost all of the characters jump slightly roasted malt flavor. It also shows a sweet caramel maltiness. Huge MEH here, folks.
Part of the OTL Scavenger hunt.
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is bitter hops with a toasted malt finish and a bit of green apple. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Bland beer but not bad.
alexanderj (3310) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; poured a clear, dull, ,amber-gold type color with a frothy off white head. Aroma of bread and not much else. Flavor was watery with a touch of bread and yucky fruit. Touch of earth/grass in the finish. Found something else.
SSSteve (3751) - - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours a clear orange with a very thin head. tea and lemon aroma. a nice hop addition in the flavor. simple and tasty. the best beer so far from this newcastle limited series.
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very British in hop selection! Everything was "averageí"---except their effort to create a beer that had the unique British "country side" taste with no extreme herbal/fruit/bitterness usually found in US brews.
rangerred (913) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Appearance is a clear dark orange with a tiny head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma is of slightly toasted caramel and a faint wisp of grassy hops.
The flavor is watered down toasted caramel with maybe just a hint of dark fruit. There is a drying bitterness towards the finish but no real hop flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty watery.
Overall this beer seems like it is halfway to being pretty good. The initial flavors just drop off too rapidly and everything becomes muddled after that. A nice try, though.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a darker orange color with a two finger soapy head. Aroma was mild malts, some caramel, and citrus. Flavor was bread, yeastv caramel and mild hop bitters. Medium body. Longer finish. Better than i thought.
Tac (115) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Practically no head, nice copper color. Aroma is toasted grain, with a little herbal sent. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, a bit sweet taste of toasted grains and nuts. Overall very nice, good aftertaste.